Originally written on Awful Announcing  |  Last updated 11/19/14

6 Sep 1998: Defensive end Marcellus Wiley #75 of the Buffalo Bills looks on during the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers defeated the Bills 16-14.

In live television, there's always a danger of saying something that seconds later you know was a terrible idea.  Enter ESPN's Marcellus Wiley.  As he was discussing the upcoming 49ers-Saints playoff game  with Kevin Negandhi on SportsCenter (wait... you mean there are other playoff games this weekend besides that one happening in New England!  Who knew!), Marcellus had one of those "oh sh*t" moments.  Not the kind that Shaq experienced last night, but the kind where you know you exercised terrible word choice on national television in front of hundreds of thousands of people.  

Marcellus, who I actually like amongst the neverending stable of ESPN NFL analysts, describes the 49ers defense as "terrorists."  As a Saints fan, this not only scares me that Drew Brees and the New Orleans offense may be slowed down and lose the game, but that they also might not manage to make it out of San Francisco alive.  Marcellus obviously meant to say that the Niners defense "terrorizes" opponents, but yea, this just came out bad.  The awkward pause and look on Wiley's face is also priceless...

 

"Sometimes you go out there in two gap like a Justin Smith and you know you got those terrorists behind you." - Marcellus Wiley

(video via SportsGrid)


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